Why should the three antiplatelet siblings Tica ,Prasu & Clopi fight perennially?

by Fitcoachion | Last Updated: June 12, 2020


Anti-platelet drugs find a place virtually in every prescription written by a cardiologist for CAD.No doubt, it sits right on top among the highest prescribed medication in the world. They are used in all forms of CAD/ ACS. It becomes  mandatory in  post PCI as a stent maintenance protocol. 

Cardiologists (at least me) are exhausted with so many studies with these drugs. When we thought we are relaxing for a while, the current issue of circulation release a big meta-analysis with 50,000 patient data.It tries to draw fresh battle lines between the three friendly  P2Y12 inhibitors.

 

https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.046786

What should you believe in? 

This meta-analysis or the ISAR React 5? Don’t believe either,  Then what shall I do? Maybe, go with your Intuition. (Considering the fact, P2Y12 receptors are more attracted to unidentified wall street ligands, than Adenosine diphosphates)

Final message 

Let us hope true breakthroughs happen in antiplatelet drugs so that we no longer need to see these boring  fights between the same old drugs.